The history of the name Gyllibran begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain
, which referred to son of the servant
follower of a Saint
Early Origins of the Gyllibran family
The surname Gyllibran was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. Their name being derived from an old Anglo Saxon personal name
Early History of the Gyllibran family
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Gyllibran Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gyllibran has been recorded under many different variations, including Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.
Early Notables of the Gyllibran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gyllibran family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gyllibran or a variant listed above: David Gillibrand who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1849; as well as John Gillibrand, who was naturalized in Indiana sometime between 1846 and 1848..